pick of the week
Friday 22 March 1996
The impassioned German mezzo who took the music world by surprise with her sudden retirement last year gives the benefit of her experience to a sextet of young British singers. 3pm today and tomorrow, 4pm Sunday. Wigmore Hall, London W1 (0171-935 2141)
Camera Makes Whoopee!
The cinema may be 100 years old, but the scores which Robert Ziegler and his Matrix Ensemble are playing to accompany Robert Florey's Life and Death of a Hollywood Extra and Norman McLaren's Camera Makes Whoopee! are brand-new and fresh from the pens of David Sawer and Mike Westbrook respectively.
7.45pm tonight, QEH, SBC, London SE1 (0171-960 4242)
Roocroft and Terfel may have gone AWOL, but there's still Mark Elder in the pit, riding high on the waves of acclaim for his ENO Tristan and the obvious successor to Haitink.
7pm Wed, ROH, Covent Gdn, London WC2 (0171-304 4000)
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
The real reason Eddie Redmayne was cast as a trans woman in The Danish Girl
First Look at Bryan Cranston transformed into LBJ for HBO’s ‘All the Way’ film
Idris Elba is ‘too street’ to play 007, says James Bond author
This little boy loves books so much that he cries when his mother stops reading to him
Prog rock finally comes of age with launch of the first Official Progressive Chart
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up